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As it happened: Stormers 33-9 Bulls

2016-02-27 19:10
Last Updated at 09:14
27 Feb 19:11

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In next weekend's action, the Stormers travel to Bloemfontein to tackle the Cheetahs, while the Bulls are at home to the Rebels.

27 Feb 19:10
Jano Vermaak feeds the Stormers scrum... (Gallo Images)
27 Feb 19:06


Stormers flyhalf Robert du Preez.

27 Feb 19:06

The Stormers will also take heart from the fact that their substitutions proved far more effective than the Bulls.

The Bulls fell apart late in the game, with their scrum and lineout in tatters...

27 Feb 19:04

What a performance by the home side, who also gained a valuable bonus-point, courtesy of scoring three more tries than their opponents.

It's a great start to the Robbie Fleck era at Newlands and already a lot more invention shown on attack by the Stotmers...

27 Feb 19:01
FULL-TIME: Stormers 33-9 Bulls
27 Feb 19:01
80'- Leyds chases a chip kick from Groom, but Schoeman takes it out on his own goal-line for the Bulls to end the game...
27 Feb 18:59

79'- As things stand, the Stormers have a BONUS POINT, courtesy of scoring three more tries.

But should the Bulls score in the last minute, the hosts would lose the bonus point.

27 Feb 18:58

78'- CONVERSION slotted by Du Preez.

Stormers 33-9 Bulls

27 Feb 18:58
77'- Scarra Ntubeni scores after a powerful driving maul off a lineout from the Stormers. It started on the 22m line...
27 Feb 18:57
77'- TRY to the Stormers!
27 Feb 18:57
76'- Schickerling immediately cops a high tackle around the neck from Hattingh, who is penalised.
27 Feb 18:55
75'- Schickerling's story is a remarkable one, considering he broke his neck in an Under-21 game in 2014...
27 Feb 18:55
75'- Stormers sub: JD Schickerling  on at lock, replacing Du Toit.
27 Feb 18:53
74'- Stormers probing near the Bulls 22m line as they hunt a bonus point...
27 Feb 18:52
73'- Stormers sub: Groom on at scrumhalf for Vermaak.
27 Feb 18:50

71' - Stormers sub: Coleman on for De Jongh.

Coleman will now play flyhalf, with Du Preez shifting into the midfield.

27 Feb 18:49
70'- A great tactical kick from Du Preez puts the Bulls under more pressure, with Basson forced to boot it out inside his own 22m area.
27 Feb 18:48
69'- Another scrum penalty for the Stormers. Unlike in the first half, they are now in full control in that department.
27 Feb 18:46
67'- However, fantastic defence from the Stormers forces Bulls replacement prop Lizo Gqoboka to knock it on.
27 Feb 18:45
67'- But Ntubeni is penalised on the ground which gives the Bulls an attacking lineout...
27 Feb 18:44

66'- The Stormers will now be hunting a bonus-point try.

Under the new rules, you need to score three more tries than the opposition.

27 Feb 18:43

65'- PENALTY slotted by Du Preez.

Stormers 26-9 Bulls

27 Feb 18:43
64'- Eben Etzebeth barges over next to the posts after a concerted period of attack by the home side.
27 Feb 18:42
64'- TRY to the Stormers!
27 Feb 18:42
64'- Zas immediately impresses with his first touch as he beat his man inside the red zone...
27 Feb 18:41
63'- Bulls sub: Snyman on at flyhalf for Brummer.
27 Feb 18:40
62'- Injury blow to the Stormers as Kobus van Wyk limps off with an ankle injury, He is replaced by Leolin Zas, who makes his Super Rugby debut.
27 Feb 18:39
61'- The Stormers scrum looks much more potent with Malherbe and Janse van Rensburg on...
27 Feb 18:38
60'- Scrum penalty for the Storrmers allows Du Preez to set up a lineout inside Bulls territory.
27 Feb 18:38
60'- Etzebeth has been outstanding disrupting the Bulls lineouts today!
27 Feb 18:37
60'- Stormers subs: Ntubeni and Kolisi on, replacing Mbonambi and Notshe.
27 Feb 18:34
56'- Also, 4 substitutions made by the Bulls. Props Gcoboka and Van Wyk on, and scrumhalf Van Zyl and centre Odendaal on.
27 Feb 18:33
56'- Stormers subs: Props Koch and Malherbe both off, replaced by Malherbe and Janse van Rensburg.
27 Feb 18:32
55'- Du Preez attempts a drop goal, but it doesn't have the legs...
27 Feb 18:30
54'- After 13 phases of attack by the Bulls inside the red zone, Nizaam Carr wins a penalty for the Stormers on the ground.
27 Feb 18:29
52'- Bulls right back on the attack now after the Stormers fail to control possession...
27 Feb 18:28

52'- CONVERSION slotted by Du Preez.

Stormers 19-9 Bulls

27 Feb 18:27
50'- After the Stormers swing it wide, Robert du Preez takes a gap and scores the first try of the game!
27 Feb 18:26
50'- TRY to the Stormers!
27 Feb 18:26
50'- Stormers now with a powerful driving maul inside the red zone...
27 Feb 18:25

48'- PENALTY slotted by Brummer.

Stormers 12-9 Bulls

27 Feb 18:24

47'- Du Preez clears for the Stormers but moments later Burger concedes a penalty on the ground.

Brummer will line up a shot at goal, about 35m out

27 Feb 18:23
47'- But Etzebeth spoils the party for the Bulls by stealing the lineout...
27 Feb 18:23
47'- Brummer sets up an attacking lineout for the Bulls inside the Stormers 22m area...
27 Feb 18:20
43'- There's no doubt this will be a big talking point after the game, especially if the Bulls end up losing by a narrow margin...
27 Feb 18:19

43'- PENALTY kick awarded to Du Preez.

Stormers 12-6 Bulls

  • 80'

    The siren goes and the Bulls have a last run but the ball goes into touch. A huge second half effort by the Stormers secure them the opening round win.

  • 80'

    Stormers 33 Bulls 9

  • 78'

    CONVERSION. STORMERS. DU PREEZ. 33-9. Du Preez gets the conversion over.

  • 77'

    TRY. STORMERS. NTUBENI. 31-9. A great effort by the Stormers as they drive the maul 22 meters and Scarra Ntubeni dots it down for the try!

  • 73'

    The Bulls take the ball out of own half and the Stormers will have a scrum on the halfway line. They win the ball and the Bulls infringe. Du Preez finds touch and they start a driving maul after the line-out...

  • 69'

    Stormers applying the pressure now as they threaten the Bulls' goal line continuously. The Bulls get a breather as Siya Kolisi is blown for being off his feet at the ruck in Bulls 22.

  • 66'

    CONVERSION. STORMERS. DU PREEZ. 26-9. Du Preez adda the extras.

  • 64'

    TRY. STORMERS. ETZEBETH. 24-9. Zas makes a beautiful run that takes the Stormers into Bulls 22 and he is taken to ground with much effort from the Bulls. The home team take the ball through the hands quickly and Eben Etzebeth is over for the try!

  • 60'

    Not much happening in the game at the moment. Teams are alternating possession. The Bulls lose Kobus van Wyk to injury and 20-year-old Leolin Zas now takes to the field for his Super Rugby debut.

  • 57'

    The Bulls make a number of changes and are now fielding a fresh front row and centre pairing, with Odendaal coming on for Kriel and Serfontein moving to outside centre.

  • 55'

    Drop goal attemp by Du Preez falls short of the posts and the ball is gathered by the Bulls. They get out of the danger zone and take the ball up

  • 52'

    CONVERSION. STORMERS. DU PREEZ. 19-3. Du Preez converts his five-pointer to put the Stormers comfortably ahead.

  • 50'

    TRY. STORMERS. DU PREEZ. Du Preez making his Stormers Sugby Rugby debut a memorable one as he receives an outside pass from Nizaam Carr and sprints straight to dive over.

  • 49'

    PENALTY. BULLS. BRUMMER. 12-9. Brummer gets it over to narrow the score line.

  • 47'

    Strauss throws in at the resulting line-out on opposition 22 and Schalk Burger is penalised for not releasing. Brummer sets up for the kick.

  • 45'

    The Bulls not enjoying much front-foot possession and the Stormers run it into Bulls territory. The Stormers are off their feet at the ruck and Brummer finds good touch.

  • 42'

    The Stormers get an early shot at posts and Du Preez sets it up. TMO pending to determine whether he got the high kick over...

  • 42'

    PENALTY. STORMERS. DU PREEZ. 12-6. Du Preez''s attempt gets the thumbs up and the home side''''s lead is stretched.

  • 41'

    Du Preez gets the second half underway

  • 40'

    Scrum on Stormers 10. The set-piece is struggling to settle. The Stormers eventually come away with it and kick the ball out as we go into half-time.

  • 40'

    Stormers 9 Bulls 6

  • 37'

    PENALTY. STORMERS. DU PREEZ. 9-6. Du Preez''s kicking on point so far as he puts the Stormers ahead.

  • 32'

    Stormers scrum on the halfway line and the Bulls' tighthead is penalised for not binding. Stormers move upfield and the Bulls are penalised at the ruck. Du Preez sets up for the kick.

  • 27'

    PENALTY. BULLS. BRUMMER. 6.6. Brummer kicks it over to level the score.

  • 25'

    Another scrum and the Bulls start a run into Stormers territory. Joubert's hand goes the bULLS way after a ruck infringement and Brummer sets up to take the penalty.

  • 22'

    PENALTY. STORMERS. DU PREEZ. 6-3. Du Preez adds three points for the Stormers.

  • 21'

    No continuity in this encounter as we alternate between scrums and kicks to touch. Du Preez will have a shot at posts.

  • 18'

    The Stormers spark the game again with some attacking but not much comes of it as we will have a scrum on Bulls 10. Stormers put-in.

  • 17'

    The game's intensity takes a dip as the sides now resort to aerial ping-pong.

  • 15'

    PENALTY. STORMERS. DU PREEZ. 3-3. He takes it from an angle and slots it through to level the score.

  • 14'

    The home side are nearing the try-line again but a poor pass sends the ball into touch. The Bulls infringe and Robert du Preez sets up for the three points.

  • 11'

    It's another Bulls lino-out in midfield and the Bulls take it again. They send the ball into Stormers territory but Dillyn Leyds gathers and takes it up.

  • 9'

    PENALTY. BULLS. BRUMMER. 0-3. He gets it over to put the visitors' first points on the score board.

  • 7'

    The Stormers turn it around quickly and take the ball up again. The Bulls steal it at the breakdown and gain a few meters before the Stormers return the favour. Stormers are penalised for obstruction and the Brummer sets up to take an easy penalty shot.

  • 3'

    The Cape side are putting in some solid running as they enter the Bulls red zone. Their momentum is hindered by solid Bulls defence and the visitors have a line-out on the 22. They come away with it and boot the ball downfield to relieve some pressure

  • 1'

    Francois Brummer gets the game underway with a high kick and the Stormers collect to start an early attack

  • 0'

    Welcome to our coverage of the 2016 Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and the Bulls from Newlands in Cape Town.

  • 0'

    The Bulls meet their rivals without kingpin Handre Pollard after the 21-year-old suffered a season-ending knee injury during pre-season training. The Pretoria franchise are also without the experience of line-out master Victor Matfield, Flip van der Merwe and Pierre Spies, but can find consolation in the exciting midfield pairing of Burger Odendaal and Jesse Kriel.

  • 0'

    The clear conditions in Cape Town should aid what is expected to be an entertaining all-out brawl, with conditions underfoot favoring a running approach and should make for easy kicking.

  • 0'

    The Cape side have retained a large number of their 2015 squad, with Duane Vermeulen being the major loss. The second row partnership of Eben Etzebeth and new recruit Pieter-Steph du Toit is one to watch, and with the departure of first-choice pivot Demteri Catrikilis, Robert du Preez will pull the strings at 10. The Stormers are wearing a little thin in midfield through injury.

  • 0'

    The Bulls lost one of their Super Rugby friendlies, going down 28-10 to the Cheetahs in Zimbabwe and clinching a 28-24 win over the Lions in Polokwane.

  • 0'

    The Stormers were victorious in both of their pre-season warm-up matches, thrashing the SWD Eagles 40-15 in George and edging out Super Rugby rookies the Jaguares 29-14 in Cape Town.

  • 0'

    The Bulls are the only South African franchise to have worn the Super Rugby crown, and Nollis Marais' charges have done so on three occasions. The Stormers, however, have never won a Super title. The Bulls have not done well at Newlands in recent times and last won in Cape Town in 2011 and also lost six of their last eight matches to their Cape foes.

  • 0'

    The teams have met 24 times in Super Rugby, with the Cape Town-based side coming out on top in 14 of their encounters. One of these past clashes have ended in a draw.

  • 0'

    The teams are making their way to the pitch. Craig Joubert is the referee and Rasta Rasivhenge and Cwengile Jadezweni will assist him.

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Stormers Bulls
  • 3 Tries 0
    • 50' Robert du Preez
    • 64' Eben Etzebeth
    • 77' Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • 3 Conversions 0
    • 51' Robert du Preez
    • 65' Robert du Preez
    • 78' Robert du Preez
  • 4 Penalties 3
    • 14' Robert du Preez
    • 22' Robert du Preez
    • 34' Robert du Preez
    • 42' Robert du Preez
    • 9' Francois Brummer
    • 26' Francois Brummer
    • 48' Francois Brummer
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Vincent Koch
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Schalk Burger
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Jano Vermaak
  • Robert du Preez
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Juan De Jongh
  • John-Ben Kotze
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Marcel Van der Merwe
  • RG Snyman
  • Grant Hattingh
  • Nick de Jager
  • Jannes Kirsten
  • Arno Botha
  • Rudy Paige
  • Francois Brummer
  • Bjorn Basson
  • Jan Serfontein
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Travis Ismaiel
  • Warrick Gelant
  • Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • JC van Rensburg
  • Frans Malherbe
  • JD Schickerling
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Nic Groom
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Leolin Zas
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Jaco Visagie
  • Lizo Gqoboka
  • Hencus van Wyk
  • Jason Jenkins
  • Roelof Smit
  • Piet van Zyl
  • Tiaan Schoeman
  • Burger Odendaal

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